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 2021 KILIMANJARO DEPARTURES 

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8 Days Lemosho Route

The Lemosho route is one of our preferred routes due to its low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. The route starts off from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the lush rainforest to Shira Plateau.

The Lemosho route joins the Machame route at Shira 2 Camp and then follows the same route through the southern circuit and descending at Mweka Gate. We recommend a minimum of 7 days to attempt this route but 8 days is preferable for better acclimatization and summit success.

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Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrival in Kilimanjaro

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) by an Ahsante Tours representative and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town. Your guide will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day. 

Meals

Meals not included. You have the option of having lunch and/or dinner at the hotel or a restaurant in town.

Accommodation

Accommodation is at the Weru Weru River Lodge on Bed & Breakfast basis. Alternative accommodation of similar standard will be provided if the primary accommodation option is unavailable. 

*For those on a lower budget, you can request for alternative accommodation at a lower price or no accommodation as part of the package.

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DAY 2

Lemosho Glades (2385m / 7825ft) to Big Tree Camp (2780m / 9121ft)

You will be picked up at your hotel at around 08:00am and transferred to the Lemosho gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process you will still start our climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will be spending the night.

Distance

7km / 4.3mi

Duration

3 - 4 hours

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Accommodation

Spacious 2-person tents. Accommodation is on sharing basis. 

DAY 3

Big Tree Camp (2780m / 9121ft) to Shira 1 Camp (3500m / 11483ft)

Today you will get the chance to view the Northern Ice fields from the western side of the mountain with some unusual views of Kibo. Our steady climb across the moorland of the Shira Plateau will help with acclimatization and we enjoy great panoramic views. Our destination today is the Shira 2 Camp. In the afternoon you will take an acclimatization walk then head back to camp for dinner and overnight.

Distance

8km / 5mi

Duration

5 - 6 hours

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Accommodation

Spacious 2-person tents. Accommodation is on sharing basis. 

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DAY 4

Shira 1 Camp (3500m / 11483ft) to Moir Hut Camp (4175m / 13698ft)

Today we have the chance to view the Northern ice fields from the western side of the mountain with some unusual views of Kibo. The terrain during our steady climb will change from the moorland of the Shira Plateau to the broad upland desert beneath the Lent Hills with great panoramic views. Today we spend the night at Moir Hut. In the afternoon we do an acclimatization walk to the lower part of the Lent Hills group, to an altitude of 4300m / 14108ft.

Distance

10km / 6.2mi

Duration

5 - 6 hours

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Accommodation

Spacious 2-person tents. Accommodation is on sharing basis. 

DAY 5

Moir Hut Camp (4175m / 13698ft) to Pofu Camp (4030m / 13222ft)

We walk heading North to Moir Valley, we climb out of this to the summit of Little Lent Hill at 4,375m (14350ft) before striking eastwards around the Northern Circuit Trail and Finish our day at Buffalo/Pofu Camp

Distance

12km / 7.5mi

Duration

6 - 7 hours

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Accommodation

Spacious 2-person tents. Accommodation is on sharing basis. 

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DAY 6

Pofu Camp (4030m / 13222ft) to Third Cave (3900m / 12,795ft)

The day starts with a climb up heading east around the northern slopes to the Rongai Third Cave at 3,800 meters. The trek is shorter than the day before and by now you should be feeling well acclimatized to the altitude. You will arrive at the Third Cave just around mid-afternoon.

Distance

8km / 5mi

Duration

4 - 5 hours

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Accommodation

Spacious 2-person tents. Accommodation is on sharing basis. 

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DAY 7

Third Cave (3900m / 12,795ft) to School Hut (4,750m / 15,584ft)

We begin a day with a steady incline up and over the Saddle which sits between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi Peak. We then continue walking south-west up to School Hut. After arriving at School Hut you will be served an early dinner and then you should get some shut-eye as you will be awoken before midnight to start your summit attempt. Remember to prepare all your gear, including warm clothes, insulated water bottles, snacks and headlamp before going to bed.

Distance

15km / 9.3mi

Duration

 - 8 hours

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Accommodation

Spacious 2-person tents. Accommodation is on sharing basis. 

DAY 8

School Hut (4,750m / 15,584ft) to UHURU PEAK (5895m / 19,340ft) & down to Millennium Camp (3790m / 12,434ft)

We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Millennium Camp for a long well-earned rest.

Distance

22km / 13.7mi

Duration

12 - 15 hours

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Accommodation

Spacious 2-person tents. Accommodation is on sharing basis. 

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DAY 9

Trek Millennium Camp (3790m / 12,434ft) to Mweka Gate (1630m / 5,348ft)

A gentle trek takes us down through the rain forest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower (and a cold beer or two!) before our big celebration. 

Distance

12.1km / 7.5mi

Duration

6 - 7 hours

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Accommodation

Accommodation is at the Weru Weru River Lodge on Bed & Breakfast basis. Alternative accommodation of similar standard will be provided if the primary accommodation option is unavailable. 

*For those on a lower budget, you can request for alternative accommodation at a lower price or no accommodation as part of the package.

DAY 10

Depart Kilimanjaro

The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.
*We also welcome you spare an hour of your day to plant a tree, as part of our environmental conservation efforts in the Kilimanjaro region.


*Safari and Zanzibar add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania

Meals

Breakfast Included

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PRICING

*Pricing is in USD per person sharing (except for 1 person) according to respective group sizes

*Single Supplement can be requested at a separate cost

Non Residents

*Non East African Citizens 

1 Person

$2,980

2 - 4 People

$2,610

5 - 8 People

$2,550

10 & Above People

$2,490

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Residents

*Non East African Citizens who poses a valid Tanzanian Residence Permit

1 person

$2,650

2 - 4 People

$2,280

5 - 8 People

$2,220

10 & Above People

$2,160

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East African Citizens

*East African Citizens

1 Person

TZS 2,600,000

2 - 4 People

TZS 2,400,000

5 - 8 People

TZS 2,300,000

10 & Above People

TZS 2,200,000

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Includes & Excludes

Includes

  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees           

  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services     

  • 3 Season mountain tents

  • Sleeping Mats

  • Sleeping Bags (-15oC Limit) *If clients have warmer sleeping bags they are advised to bring their own.

  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate 

  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters        

  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain               

  • Katadyn filtered water throughout the trek  

  • Pre & Post Trek accommodation in Moshi town on Half Board Basis        

  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)     

  • Tree donation in support of our environmental conservation projects   

  • 2-way airport transfers - 1 on arrival and 1 on departure

  • Supplemental Oxygen & Pulse Oximeter       

Excludes

  • Visa 

  • Tips to mountain crew – Recommended minimum $20 per client per day         

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Laundry Services

  • Tanzanian mountain doctor

  • Single Supplement Request - $100

  • Travel Insurance (Recommended – Travel insurance with medical cover of 6,000m and above)

  • Spending a night in the crater - $200 per person

  • Western breach approach without a night at the crater camp - $100 per person

  • Tanzanian mountain doctor - $200 per group per day

  • Portable chemical toilet - $150 per toilet (including tent & porter)

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